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2005 GMC YUKON DENALI: Why is my 2005 Denali running hot?

Customer Question

Why is my 2005 Denali running hot?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

tims auto repair :

hi

tims auto repair :

what engine do you have?

Customer: I have the 6.0
tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

please explain to me what happened..when did it first get hot..and,what all have you done

Customer: I have the 6.0
tims auto repair :

are you there?

Customer: Yesterday evening it give the (engine reduce power warning). I pulled over and noticed the engine coolant reservoir was spraying water and busted. I changed the thermostat and ordered a new reservoir.
tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

how hot did it show on the gauge?

Customer: Round 250
tims auto repair :

so,,you have already replaced the thermostat and the resivour ..corrrect?

Customer: Not the reservoir had to order it will have it early in the morning. I patched mine it don't look like it leaks but my truck still runs hot .
tims auto repair :

you may just have air in the system now

tims auto repair :

lets bleed it this way

tims auto repair :

1,you need to remove the radiator/reservoir cap when engine is cold


2-start the engine and let it idle


3-turn the heater on high


4-keep coolant on hand and add it as needed...some coolant may gush out with the air,so be careful


5-keep doing this until the engine is at operating tempeture,the heater is hot and the coolant in the radiator settles down


6-then install the cap


 

Customer: Ok I have been told that. How can I get it out?
tims auto repair :

1,you need to remove the radiator/reservoir cap when engine is cold


2-start the engine and let it idle


3-turn the heater on high


4-keep coolant on hand and add it as needed...some coolant may gush out with the air,so be careful


5-keep doing this until the engine is at operating tempeture,the heater is hot and the coolant in the radiator settles down


6-then install the cap

tims auto repair :

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Customer: Thank you yery much!!!
tims auto repair :

you are very welcome

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